Mental Health & Social Services
- Crisis Text Line for Santa Clara County Residents: text "RENEW" to 741-741
- Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 1 (855) 278-4204
- Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) at 408-379-9085 or 1-877-412-7474
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Services
If you, a family member or someone you know has been impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and need food assistance, health services, financial help, legal assistance or other support services, here are some available resources that can help. Many services are available to all members of our community, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
Searchable map of available resources in your area.
High School Support Staff
- UpLift Counseling Services - If you would like to make an appointment to speak with an UpLift Counselor, please contact your Guidance Counselor.
- CASSY Counseling - Ms. Hylbert and Ms. Fernandez (Spanish speaking) will be in contact via telehealth with current clients. For any students in need of on-going support, please contact your Guidance Counselor.
Mental Health Resources in Santa Clara County
- Toll-free Mental Health Call Center: 800-704-0900
- Mental Health Urgent Care (MHUC) Walk-in: 408-885-7855
- YWCA of Silicon Valley
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County: 408-453-0400
- Self-help Centers: Zephyr – 408-792-2140; Esperanza – 408-852-2460
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Center for Living with Dying
- Crisis Text Line: Text “LISTEN” to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 Hour): 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Santa Clara County 24 Hour Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-855-278-4204
- Bill Wilson Youth Hotline (24-hours Suicide & Crisis Line): 408-850-6125
- Rape Crisis Hot Line (24-hour): 650-493-7273
- Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Support Line: 800-572-2782
- Substance Use Services Call Center 1 (800) 488-9919
- LGBTQ Youth Space at the Billy De Frank Center
- Parents, Families, Friends, LGBTQ People and Allies United for Equality
- Sunnyvale Community Services
- West Valley Community Services
- Asian Americans for Community Involvement
- Asian American Recovery Services
- Alum Rock Counseling Center
- Uplift Family Services: 408-379-9085
- Child & Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (CACP): 877-412-7474
- Bill Wilson Center 24/7 Teen Line: 888-247-7717
- Homeless Helpline operated by HomeFirst: 408-510-7600
- Second Harvest Food Bank: 408-266-8950
- Food Connection Toll-Free Line: 800-984-3663
- Norte del Condado: 650-494-8420
- Sur del Condado: 408-683-2482
- Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) provides free in-home suicide assessment and safety planning: 408-379-9085 or 1-877-412-7474
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State & Local Resources
- New applicants encouraged to apply online https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/ or 1-888-999-4772
- All driver’s licenses MAY now be renewed online. Your notice may tell you to come into an office but due to special circumstances related to COVID-19, try online first.
- Behind-the-wheel driving tests – both commercial and non-commercial drivers will be suspended beginning December 14 through at least January 11, 2021. Those with appointments will be notified of the cancellations. Appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. Motorcycle driving tests have not been canceled.
- Available if you lost your job or had your hours reduced
- Provides cash payments based on past earnings
- Maximum of 59 weeks of benefits while the federal CARES Act is in effect
- For more information, https://covid19.ca.gov/get-financial-help/
- For up-to-date news releases, click here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed
- Updated January 2021: Eligible individuals will automatically receive an Economic Impact Payment of up to $600 for individuals or $1,200 for married couples and up to $600 for each qualifying child.
- Most people who have an adjusted gross income for 2019 of up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns and surviving spouses, will receive the full amount of the second payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced.
- For more information, click here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-on-their-way-visit-irsgov-instead-of-calling
RELIEF FUNDS FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA
ALIVIO FINANCIERO PARA TRABAJADORES INDOCUMENTADOS DE CALIFORNIA
Here is a link to a chart posted on Legal Aid at Work's website with resources and services for undocumented workers in California. The list will be updated on a weekly basis. If you know of a relief fund that is open to undocumented workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Organizations Where You Can Go to Apply /
Lista de Organizaciones a Dónde Puede Acudir Para Aplicar /
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Norte de California /
San Francisco Bay Area /
Área de la Bahía de San Francisco / 三藩市湾区
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Utilites & Internet
- Utilities: During this difficult time, some utility companies will not disconnect service due to missed payments, and some offer flexible payment plans. Policies depend on the service company, so please contact your home’s provider. You can lookup your garbage, recycling, and water providers using your address in the City of San Jose's lookup tool. Click here for more information regarding your utilities and internet supports.
- Internet: In addition to the resources provided by PHS & CUHSD, San Jose provides a number of resources for free wifi and other low-cost options. Click here for more information
- If you have recently lost your job, even if you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for a reduced energy rate through our CARE or FERA programs.
- Additional support for low-income and medical baseline customers - https://www.pge.com/en_US/about-pge/company-information/protective-protocols/covid19-protections.page
- We are offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month or less through our Access from AT&T program. Through June 30, 2021, AT&T will continue waiving data overages for these customers, as well as keep the expanded eligibility of Access from AT&T to qualifying households and those participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.
- For more information, https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
Additional Resources for Parent & Guardians - COVID 19
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